Popular keywords
Alert-2 Note

This page is for matters that the Rules of Court 2014 apply to. For content relating to matters that the Rules of Court 2021 apply, click here.

If you are uncertain as to which version of the Rules of Court applies to your matter, click here.

Need help?

The information here is for general guidance as the courts do not provide legal advice. If you need further help, you may want to get independent legal advice.

Find out more

Resources

Legislation associated with this topic includes:

Refer to Part XI of the Supreme Court Practice Directions (as in force immediately before 1 April 2022).

Related questions

At any time before the appeal is heard or dealt with, you may file and serve on the parties to the appeal a notice to the effect that you do not intend further to prosecute the appeal.

If all parties to the appeal consent to the intended withdrawal of the appeal, you must file a document signifying such consent signed by the parties or by their lawyers. Upon the filing of that document, the appeal is deemed withdrawn. If all the parties to the appeal consent to the payment of the security for costs to the appellant or the respondent (as the case may be), the appellant or the respondent (as the case may be) must file the document signifying such consent signed by the parties and in such event, the security for costs must be paid to the appellant or the respondent (as the case may be) and any solicitor’s undertaking is discharged.

If there are outstanding issues relating to costs or other matters, the appellant or any other party to the appeal may make a written request to the appellate court for directions on those issues.

Generally, filing fees are not refundable if the appeal is withdrawn.

If there is consent between the parties as to the payment of the security for costs, the security will be paid out pursuant to the terms of agreement.

If there is no consent between the parties as to the payment of the security for costs, parties may make a written request to the appellate court for directions on the disposal of the security for costs.

If costs have been awarded in your favour, you may request the deposit to be returned to you.

If costs have been awarded against you, the deposit will go towards the amount of costs that have been awarded against you.

You will receive a notice of appeal from the party who filed the appeal. After that, you will receive the record of appeal, appellant’s Case (including any bundle of authorities), core bundle of documents and appellant’s Appeals Information Sheet.

You must file the following documents within 1 month of the service of the appellant’s Case.

Respondent’s Case (including any bundle of authorities)

Please note that there is a prescribed page limit of 50 pages for the respondent’s Case.

 

The respondent’s Case must contain certain information (refer to Order 56A Rule 9(4)(b) and Order 57 Rule 9A(3)(b) of the revoked Rules of Court (as in force immediately before 1 April 2022)). For example, it should contain:

  • the circumstances out of which the appeal arises;
  • the issues arising in the appeal; and
  • your arguments (submissions) for the appeal and authorities (relevant case law, statutes, subsidiary legislation and other material) that support your submissions).

The estimated fee for the filing of a respondent’s Case is $1,000. (This does not include additional fees payable to the LawNet & CrimsonLogic Service Bureau.)

 

Supplemental core bundle of documents (if any)


You may file a supplemental core bundle of documents if you intend to refer to any document in the respondent’s Case or at the appeal, and such document is not included in the appellant’s core bundle of documents.

Please note that you should not exhibit duplicate documents in the supplemental core bundle of documents if such documents are already included in the appellant’s core bundle of documents. A fee of $10 is payable for every page in excess of 100 pages.

Appeals Information SheetThis is to be completed using Form 27, Appendix A, Supreme Court Practice Directions (as in force immediately before 1 April 2022) and is to be filed and served along with the respondent’s Case.

You should file the relevant documents via eLitigation. If you are representing yourself, visit the LawNet & CrimsonLogic Service Bureau to file. Please ensure that the correct document code is selected for the filing of all documents on eLitigation.

You must serve the relevant documents for the appeal on the appellant within the prescribed timelines in the revoked Rules of Court (as in force immediately before 1 April 2022). This means giving them a copy of the document in any of the ways set out in Order 62 Rule 6 of the revoked Rules of Court (as in force immediately before 1 April 2022). 

Please refer to “Points to note for appeals”.

You may file an appellant’s Reply within 2 weeks after the respondent’s Case is served on you if the requirements in Order 56A r 9(7) or Order 57 Rule 9A(5A) of the revoked Rules of Court (as in force immediately before 1 April 2022) are satisfied. The prescribed page limit is 30 pages. Please refer to Order 56A Rule 9(8) to (10) or Order 57 Rule 9A(5B) to (5D) of the revoked Rules of Court (as in force immediately before 1 April 2022).

Alert-2 Note

This page is for matters that the Rules of Court 2014 apply to. For content relating to matters that the Rules of Court 2021 apply, click here.

If you are uncertain as to which version of the Rules of Court applies to your matter, click here.


Share this page:
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Print